We encourage you to book your hotel room as early as possible to be sure rooms are still available at the discounted group rate.  Rooms are going fast!

Discounted room rates are available at:

Hotel Nikko  (Union Square area in downtown San Francisco)

222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

The conference will be held at this hotel location.  The Asian-inspired hotel is a 5-minute walk from Union Square and a 4-minute walk from the Metro Powell Station/Downtown.

Rooms and suites feature pillow-top mattresses, high-speed Internet, flat-screen TVs, CD players and iPod docks.

Features include an indoor pool,  24-hour health club, Californian/Asian eatery with sushi bar, and a nightclub theater.

Tel: (415) 394-1111, or toll-free at 800-248-3308 -- Mention "SAR Research Conference 2017" to obtain the group rate of $229 (rate does not include local taxes and fees).  Discounted rates are good only for the following dates, based on availability: April 25 - May 1, 2017.  Group rate includes basic internet service in guest room plus complimentary full access to fitness facilities (pool and health club).

UPDATE: As of 2/27/17, Wednesday night (4/26/17) was SOLD OUT for the group rate at Hotel Nikko at the $229 rate listed above, but we have negotiated a limited number of rooms at a rate of $329 (plus applicable taxes/fees) for Wednesday night.  If you search online including this date, your search results will reflect this higher rate for Wednesday night, though other dates listed above are still available at the group rate of $229.  If the dates you plan to be in San Francisco INCLUDE Wednesday night and you would prefer to stay nearby at another hotel for the night at a lower rate, please send an email to to let us know.  We are currently researching alternatives with lower rates for Wednesday night and may be able to offer other options. 

Use this link to book your room online.

Note: When booking online, the group rates will appear only if your selected dates fall within our room block dates as listed above. If you are interested in booking for any nights outside of the discounted room block, please call the hotel directly to make your reservation.

Deadline to obtain group rates:  3/28/17